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MWC 2019: Rohde & Schwarz set for 5G evolution

The company has lined up its portfolio covering the mobile lifecycle from design, R&D, conformance testing and manufacturing to deployment and operation, including network and mobile end-point security

For the first time at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Rohde & Schwarz will be exhibiting its 5G broadcast solution, which encompasses its test and measurement solutions for 5G New Radio (NR) device and base station testing in the sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency ranges — also known as FR1 and FR2 — for both development and production.

The demonstration for signalling and non-signalling testing of 5G NR devices includes two new wireless communication testers. Rohde & Schwarz has developed over-the-air test solutions based on shielded test chambers. This includes a solution for testing in extreme temperatures as well as a compact antenna test range set-up for device verification and conformance testing.

The company has also been an active participant in the Bavarian research project ‘5G Today’, which investigates TV broadcast transmission in the ‘Further-evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service’ (FeMBMS) mode in a high-power, high-tower (HPHT) 5G broadcast field trial near Munich, Germany.

Rohde & Schwarz will showcase advantages of this technology via live transmission to a mobile device at its booth.

Another highlight at the Rohde & Schwarz booth is the SmartAnalytics platform, a software suite that combines data acquisition with analytics to generate quality of experience (QoE)-centric network insights, allowing operators to identify critical factors impacting network performance.

The Rohde & Schwarz SmartAnalytics software features the integrated network performance score, a single-quality metric methodology that provides the ideal point of reference for facilitating targeted improvements in network quality and performance.

During MWC 2019, which will take place from February 25-28 at Fira Gran Via exhibition and trade centre in Barcelona, Spain, Rohde & Schwarz will be exhibiting at booth 6C40 and 6C51.

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